Serving the people of Evanston & Skokie, Illinois, since 1922.
LWVE Program for 2019-2020
At the May 23, 2019 LWVE Annual Meeting, members in attendance approved the following proposed local program for the 2019-2020 League year.
The League of Women Voters of Evanston will take appropriate action or collaborate with and support like-minded organizations and coalitions in Evanston and other northern suburban communities, to advocate for issues consistent with League positions. The four main focus areas are listed.
1. LWVE will back state and national League of Women Voters climate action priorities and will support the City of Evanston in implementing its Climate Action and Resilience Plan.
2. Continue analysis of current Boards, Committees and Commissions to develop a model that best balances important missions for BCC’s with efficient use of city and citizen personnel.
3. Use the 100th anniversary of women suffrage, the founding of the League of Women Voters, and the election of 2020 as outreach focal points to engage our membership and recruit new members.
4. Investigate reasons for low voter turnout, especially among young people (18-30) in local elections. Based on the results, develop and implement a plan to increase voter turnout in future elections.